Smallpox

Date: 1800s, referring to 1764 Author: John Adams “In the Winter of 1764 the Small Pox prevailing in Boston, I went with my Brother into Town and was inocculated under the Direction of Dr. Nathaniel Perkins and Dr. Joseph Warren. This Distemper was very terrible even by Inocculation at that time. My Physicians dreaded it, […]

Date: April 13, 1764 My dearest We arrived at Captn. Cunninghams, about Twelve O’Clock and sent our Compliments to Dr. Perkins. The Courrier returned with Answer that the Dr. was determined to inoculate no more without a Preparation preevious to Inoculation. That We should have written to him and have received Directions from him, and […]

“Boston September 21, 1773 Sir Doctor Young yesterday introduced Doctor Randall to me as a Gentleman and Physician of Reputation, and at his Request I enetered upon a conversation concerning medical Matters in general, and more particularly upon the Manner of treating the small Pox, when communicated in the natural way or by Inoculation— And […]

by Miss Mercy Scollay Date: July 27, 1776 [to Mrs. Dix] “Eben [Ebenezer Warren, Joseph’s brother] comming in for me and said his mother wanted to see me very much when I arrived at the old Ladys [Mrs. Mary Stevens Warren] she told me Mrs M—r [Miller] had sent out that morning and desired to […]

Author: Mercy Scollay Date: April 26, 1776 [Boston, to Dr. Elijah Dix] “My Good Friend I have this moment heard that Mr Williams sets of[f] for Worcester on Monday, and tho’ I have nothing of consequence to communicate I cant help beginning a whole sheet of paper in hopes my firtile brain will supply me […]